PhD Student in Machine Elements

Lulea University
September 20, 2022
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Luleå University of Technology experiences rapid growth with world-leading expertise within several research domains. We shape the future through innovative education and groundbreaking research results and drawing on our location in the Arctic region, we create global societal benefit. Our scientific and artistic research and education are carried out in close collaboration with international, national and regional companies, public actors and leading universities. Luleå University of Technology has an annual turnover of SEK 1.9 billion. Today, we have 1,815 staff and 19,155 students.

In the coming years, multi-billion investments will be made in large projects in Northern Sweden to create a fossil-free society both nationally and globally. Luleå University of Technology is involved in several of these cutting-edge research projects and in the societal transformation that they entail. We offer a broad range of courses and study programmes to match the skills in demand. We hope that you will help us to build the sustainable companies and societies of the future.

The research subject Machine Elements belongs to the Department of Engineering Sciences and Mathematics (TVM) at Luleå University of Technology. The research within the field of Machine Elements is mainly focused on tribology and its applications. The research group consists of more than 30 researchers and doctoral students and is one of the leading tribology research groups in Europe. Activities include many aspects of tribology, e.g. materials tribology, lubrication and lubricants, condition monitoring, biotribology, computational tribology and machine component tribology. The research is both of fundamental and applied in nature and is often carried out in close cooperation with Swedish and international industry.

The group is responsible for theoretical and project courses taught in the university's Master of Science, Bachelor of Science and Master's programs. Most of the teaching is within the Mechanical Engineering program and the Erasmus Mundus Masters program in tribology (TRIBOS). See the group's webpage on https:// www. We are currently seeking a PhD-student that can help us to further develop research within the field of Machine Elements.

Subject description Machine Elements comprises the analysis and optimization of machine components and component systems to enhance performance, longevity, energy- efficiency and reliability and sustainability. Particular emphasis is placed on issues in the field of tribology.

Project description The project is about developing and applying self-powered sensors for tribological applications. A sensor that produces its own power has a large role to play in the advancement of wearables, Internet of Things, Industry 4.0 etc. The focus in this project is to apply this technology on machine components to give information about the operation. This could be general machine health as well as specific fault and failure signals. The aim of the project is to develop knowledge and understanding of the relationship between tribological signals and machine components working status.

Duties As a PhD student you are expected to perform mostly experimental and some theoretical work within your research studies as well as communicate your results at national and international conferences and in scientific journals. Most of your working time will be devoted to your own research studies. As a researcher, you work as a neutral party in many contexts, which provides a great opportunity to be involved in challenging development projects.

Qualifications Applicants must have a master's degree in science or engineering (Materials science, mechanical engineering, etc.), or equivalent. Good skills in oral and written communication in English is also a requirement.

The following selection criteria apply:

- Background relevant to the project in question, - The quality of the applicant's master thesis, - Personal qualities relevant to research education

Given that the qualifications are equal, the underrepresented gender will be given priority in this recruitment.

For further information about a specific subject see;General curricula for the Board of the faculty of science and technology

Further information Employment as a PhD student is limited to 4 years, teaching and other department duties may be added with max 20%. Placement: Luleå. Starting: 2022-11-01

For further information about the position, please contact Professor Yijun Shi, +46-(0)920-492064,

Union representatives: SACO-S Kjell Johansson (+46)920-49 1529, OFR-S Lars Frisk, (+46)920-49 1792

In case of different interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.

Application We prefer that you apply for this position by clicking on the apply button below. The application should include a CV, personal letter and copies of verified diplomas from high school and universities. Mark your application with the reference number below. Your application, including diplomas, must be written in English.

Closing date for applications: September 20, 2022 Reference number: 3056-2022

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